Hospital Improves Surgical Safety

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Working together is important in almost every career, but in the medical field, and specifically during surgery, communication is vital. That’s why staff at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend are making changes to way they communicate in the operating room. “I’ve been a neurosurgeon for 25 years. This is the … Continue reading »

Fundraiser for a Boy’s Brain Surgery

EUGENE, Ore. — Friends and family of a 10-year-old boy with a brain disorder are putting together a spaghetti dinner to raise money for his surgery next week. James Dahl suffers from Rasmussen’s Disorder, which causes him to have seizures. Dahl’s grandmother, Tami Southerland, says the public event will greatly encourage him. The donations from … Continue reading »

Boy Prepares for Brain Surgery

EUGENE, Ore. — A 5th grader from Eugene suffering from a rare disorder is about to undergo a major surgery to remove a portion of his brain. When James Dahl began having seizures a year and a half ago, his mother said she never expected the problem to be so serious. When medication didn’t help … Continue reading »